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Re: Anybody know about BroadbandConnect and EDGE?
> 1. Could this be used to get higher-speed internet access for a
> computer, as opposed to a cell phone? Would everything on the net
> be available, or is it restricted in some way?
> 2. Somewhere in that link it talks about a laptop card. Can a
> laptop card be made to work on a desktop? In other words, how can
> he use this service without having to buy a laptop?
> Well, I assume Cingular didn't intend for this to be used as a fixed
> base wireless internet service, but in general, could it be used
> that way?
I think the short answer will be, yes you can use it with a desktop if you
either buy an adaptor that lets you plug a PC Card into a desktop, or
connect via a phone using Bluetooth, or cable (USB these days). Cingular
probably expect most users to be mobile, but I don't see them getting to
upset by someone using it for the purpose you suggest.
Now for the bad news. The service you are looking at is based on what is
known as 3G technology. The coverage is mainly in large population areas
(cities). To put the coverage in perspective, I live in Austin and you don't
need to head too many mile east, or west from downtown and you are back to
Edge/GARS coverage. At that point find a Starbucks and pay for access :-( If
you are looking for high speed access in the countryside, via cellphone, I
think you will be disappointed. That said, a Verizon expert may know
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